PERU, IN – American Stationery Company, Inc. was presented the 2009 Fred Nicotera Award for The Best of the Best for industry excellence from the Worldwide Printing Thermographers Association (WPT).  The winning entry, “The Celebration of Cole Porter” invitation, was framed with the award and presented to American Stationery at the WPT’s annual awards dinner on July 11, 2009.   The 12th Annual Excellence in Thermography Awards were presented at the close of this year’s Worldwide Printing Thermographers Association annual conference. Dubbed the “Freddie” awards, after Fred Nicotera, the “Father of Thermography,” the awards are given to companies for their use and application of the thermographic process (raised printing) on items in a wide range of categories.   Winning the first place Freddie award for the “Social Announcements / Invitations, 100% Thermographed” category, American Stationery’s entry also took home the highest honor of the evening, the Fred Nicotera Award for The Best of the Best. The entry, a gala invitation designed to honor the late Cole Porter, was chosen for the award from over 400 entries in this year’s contest.   Contest entries were judged at the WPT headquarters in Nashville, TN and displayed at the conference before the awards...Read More